Ministère de la Justice
A successor (see definitions) can accept or refuse a succession (see definitions). Before making a decision, it is wise for a successor to wait for publication of the liquidator’s notice of closure of inventory (see definitions) in the Registre des droits réels et personnels mobiliers (RDPRM). This notice will, in particular, reveal the following:
However, certain actions or omissions entail an acceptance of the succession, even without the successor’s formal agreement. Actions entailing such tacit acceptance include:
Certain actions taken with the agreement of all the successors do not automatically entail tacit acceptance of the succession:
Renunciation of a succession The renunciation must be made by notarial act and must be registered in the Registre des droits personnels et réels mobiliers (RDPRM).
Notwithstanding prior acceptance, a successor who, acting in bad faith, misappropriates succession property for his or her own benefit, conceals property, or fails to have it included in the inventory, is considered in law to have renounced the succession.
Gift made by willA bequest (see definitions) may be accepted or refused. The renunciation of a bequest must be made by notarial act and must be registered in the Registre des droits personnels et réels mobiliers (RDPRM).
The successors of a deceased person.
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